Product Review: AmiBroker 5.30 by Dennis Peterson
AmiBroker (AB) 5.30 is a charting and analysis software that interfaces with a number of datafeeds such as eSignal, Interactive Brokers, and IQ Feed. AmiQuote (AQ) is a separate executable program that will interface with free datafeeds such as Yahoo! Finance and Msn Money Central. In addition, there is a feature that allows you to import MetaStock data from your hard drive.
AB has a large number of features, but it also relies heavily on its use of AmiBroker Formula Language (Afl). The language is rich with functionality. The user manual is 900 pages long and the reference portion for function descriptions goes from pages 371 to 844. The language is easy to understand. But even if you are formula challenged, a separate executable program called Afl Code Wizard lets you use plain English to construct formulas.
Several windows are available for accomplishing tasks, such as formula creation and downloading quotes. Letís start with charting.